If you have worked in New Zealand and have a KiwiSaver account, it’s possible to transfer those savings across the ditch if you have since moved to Australia. Just don’t expect it to be easy.
When sharemarkets fall and people start panicking, it’s easy to think the best solution is to sell your investments or swap out of your super fund investment option. But it’s a decision that could cost you dearly.
On this page you can find a list of all super funds that are regulated by APRA. This is essentially every fund except for SMSFs and small APRA funds.
Five super funds continue to hit new members with pandemic exclusions
Another strong performance from global sharemarkets in November has set up younger members of lifecycle funds for bumper returns in the 2019 calendar year.
In our reckoner below you can view the median monthly investment returns for 5 superannuation investment options. We’re grateful to Chant West for providing the statistics that power the reckoner.
Widespread sell-offs in the share and property markets meant super funds dropped significantly in February. According to super research house Chant West the median growth fund (61-80% in growth assets) fell 3.1% in February and has dropped a further 10.5% in March to date.
Whatever your circumstances, it’s important to canvass all your options before you make your final selection. It’s also worth remembering that your choice of fund is not a life sentence. If you are unhappy with your fund for whatever reason, you are free to switch funds provided you have choice.
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In this video interview Mano Mohankumar, Senior investment research manager at Chant West, shares some insights on how super funds performed in 2019, the outlook for 2020, and what to consider when choosing a super investment option.
Superannuation pension funds provided retirees with stellar returns in 2019, leaving many retirees with more in their fund at the end of the year even after withdrawing pension income.
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